Definition of inferno
: a place or a state that resembles or suggests hell <the inferno of war>; also : an intense fire : conflagration <a raging inferno>
Examples of inferno in a sentence
By the time help arrived, the fire had grown to a raging inferno.
<the intense heat of the raging inferno repeatedly drove back the firefighters>
Origin and Etymology of inferno
Italian, hell, from Late Latin infernus
First Known Use: 1834
INFERNO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inferno for English Language Learners
: a very large and dangerous fire
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